Trend to Try: Shorts & Tights

Opaques & shorts is the latest Autumn/Winter statement look. Street style chic at its finest. And no one has mastered this trend better than Olivia Palermo… Effortless and just damn cool! What I love about this look is the ability to mix into your everyday no matter what your style. In my attempt to ‘shop my own wardrobe’ for the next couple of weeks I think this look is an easy way to try out something new with something I already own and love…

Here are my two options for the looks I love:

Mix military & denim to create a level of street-cred and the perfect casual weekend look for a spot of shopping.

Olivia Palermo Weekend Short Style

Olivia Palermo Weekend Short Style. Photo via Instagram.

Or try corporate casual in a pair of structured shorts, statement blazer and sky-high pumps, for a polished work wear look.

Olivia Palermo Corporate Shorts and Tights Chic

Olivia Palermo Corporate Shorts and Tights Chic. Photo via Instagram

Although, it is officially winter the chill has not quite set in for us Sydney-siders which makes this a perfect opportunity to road-test this trend. I am super keen to try my luck on a Saturday morning on the way to coffee and to stroll through the local markets or for a touch of street side shopping.

Stay posted kids to see me rocking this look very soon.

SS x

Weekend Style Edit

From Monday to Friday, patent black pumps, the two piece suit or a polished pencil skirt may complete your workday look, but whatever you are wearing during your work week it’s unlikely that you want to continue that same look throughout the weekend. For me, those clothes can remind me of work and put me in that corporate mindset, you almost need to have two separate styles one for work and one for play.

More often than not your weekend look is more casual and comfortable than your traditional work-wardrobe. But while your weekend look can be relaxed, it should never be sloppy. If you are grocery shopping, walking up the street to grab a coffee, or running a quick errand, you never know who you will bump in to and if you have my luck you always do when you are looking your worst. I have been there quite a few times; slightly sheepish and embarrassed with my greasy hair hidden under a baseball cap, pulled low over my face like I am hiding from the paparazzi, boyfriends oversized jumper with sweats or that out of shape t-shirt you have been meaning to throw out. Weekends are fun, so let your outfits amplify that feeling no matter what your signature style is.

Yes even your gym gear can be stylish. Inspiration Nicole Ritchie.


Nicole Ritchie Weekend Workout

Double Denim
Don’t judge me but I love a bit of weekend double denim.


Olivia Palermo Double Denim

Polished and chic, think skinny blue denims, light weight knits and a collared shirt. Inspiration Emma Stone and Taylor Swift.

Emma Stone - Weekend Preppy

Emma Stone – Weekend Preppy

A touch a rock makes you instantly edgy; black leather, faux fur and skinny jeans. Inspiration Jessica Hart and Kate Moss.


Jess Hart Rock Chic

Unstructured chunky knits, floaty style tops and faded, ripped denim. Inspiration Sienna Miller.


Sienna Miller – Weekend Boho

Sleek city dweller chic, polished separates. Inspiration Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

And if in doubt channel Olivia Palermo’s chic weekend style.

Olivia Palermo Weekend Chic

Olivia Palermo Weekend Chic

Enjoy your weekends my fashionable lovelies…

SS x